Paramedic Program

Paramedic student seated at deskThis 1,290.5 hour Paramedic Program allows you to test with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and then apply for state certification. It follows the 2011 National EMS Education Standards.

This three-phase program consists of:

  • 672 hours of intensive, classroom and lab training, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, in the Health Training Facility
  • A minimum of 258.5 hours of supervised hospital clinical time
  • A minimum of 360 hours of supervised paramedic capstone field internship. Clinical rotations and capstone field internships are available at a number of approved locations (or set up at other locations across the country).   

Credentials obtained:  Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support.

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Application Documents 

Applications must be submitted after the candidate has registered and paid the application fee.

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Upon registration, an application will be emailed to you. Download an application packet.

Course Overview

The Health Training Paramedic Program is conducted in three phases. This three-quarter time program consists of 28 weeks of intensive classroom training at the Health Training Facility, three days a week from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The second phase consists of a minimum of 258.5 hours of supervised clinical experience in a hospital setting. The third phase is a field internship which consists of a minimum of 360 hours working with an approved paramedic preceptor. 

Paramedic Program Outcomes

CAAHEP-Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2018.

The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 100%.

The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 100%. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as "Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military." Positive placement is measured at completion of the program.

The most recent retention rate was 87.5%.

Download the Health Training School Catalog and Student Policy Manual.

The manual covers the following topics:

  • Accreditation
  • Admission Requirements
  • Appeal and Grievance Process
  • Articulation
  • Attendance
  • Cancellation and Refund
  • Class Representative
  • Clinical and Internship Requirements
  • Course Completion
  • Course Descriptions
  • Didactic & Internship Evaluation Policy
  • Discrimination Policy
  • Dismissal
  • Employment During Class
  • Facilities
  • Graduate Placement
  • HIPAA & Confidentiality
    • Leave of Absence
    • Prior Credit & Experimental Credit
    • Promotion and Graduation
    • Smoking & Tobacco
    • Student Conduct
    • Student Counseling and Evaluations
    • Student Health
    • Student Information Protection
    • Student Performance Guidelines
    • Technical Standards
    • Testing and Grading Criteria
    • Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation
    • Tuition
    • Uniform and Personal Appearance
    • Vacation and Holidays – School Closures
    • Withdrawal and Readmission

    Important Dates

    NEXT CLASS: October 2021

    The application window for the Fall 2021 is NOW OPEN. 

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    Accreditation

    The Providence St. Luke's Rehabilitation Medical Center Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
    25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
    Clearwater, FL 33763
    727-210-2350

    CoAEMSP
    8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
    Rowlett, TX 75088
    214-703-8445
    Fax: 214-703-8992

    Washington State Program Approval Information

    Health Training is a Washington State-Approved EMS Training Program with a training program credential number of 60114613-PRO.  For questions or concerns, please contact Washington State Department of Health: Dawn Felt at 360-236-2842 or dawn.felt@doh.wa.gov

    Articulation

    Students have the opportunity to earn a maximum of 44 credits for prior learning to be used to meet partial requirements for a Bachelor Paramedicine Degree from Central Washington University.

    Attendance

    It is essential that attendance in the didactic, lab, clinical and field internship be top priority for every student who strives to be successful in this Paramedic Program. Attendance is perceived as a strong work ethic by potential and current employers and reflects dedication to the profession and to patient care. 

    Admission Requirements

    Applicants must:

    1. Submit completed Paramedic Program application packet in its entirety along with a $50.00 application fee to be paid through the course registration website. Incomplete application packets will not be considered.
    2. Submit completed and signed criminal background check form included in the application packet. Acceptance into the program is contingent upon an acceptable report from this agency.
    3. Submit a copy of your current driver’s license or state issued identification.
    4. Submit evidence of high school graduation or its equivalent.
    5. Submit high school and any post high school transcripts (i.e. technical school, college).
    6. Submit a copy of current state EMT and/or National Registry Basic certificate or advanced level certificates, if applicable. At the time the application is submitted the applicant must have been an EMT for at least one year or one certification period or 1,000 patient contacts at an ALS agency.
    7. Submit a copy of a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider (or equivalent) CPR card.
    8. Submit one letter of reference from the applicant’s immediate supervisor.
    9. Submit a written or typed essay describing the applicant's EMS experience. The essay must be 500 words or less.
    10. Submit evidence of successful completion (grade of C+ or better) of a 200 level anatomy and physiology course or successful completion of an online program (non-credit). The applicant's acceptance into the Paramedic Program will be contingent upon successful completion of an anatomy and physiology course. All students are encouraged to take an anatomy and physiology course for credit. The Corexcel online anatomy and physiology course is an option; use the code INHSap35 to receive $35 off.
    11. Submit evidence of successful completion (grade of C+ or better) of a medical terminology course or successful completion of an online program. The applicant's acceptance into the Paramedic Program will be contingent upon successful completion of a medical terminology course. The Corexcel online medical terminology course is an option; use the code INHSmt30 to receive $30 off.

    Within one week of the application deadline, qualified candidates will be notified of the entrance exam schedule. All applicants must successfully pass a computer-based EMS exam with at least a 70% score. This test consists of the following sections: reading comprehension, Basic EMT, anatomy and physiology, mathematics and a personality assessment.

    Applicants who are accepted will have to confirm their willingness to attend by registering for the course and paying the minimum amount due to secure their enrollment. The minimum amount due includes books and lab fees.

    The decision to accept an applicant into the Paramedic Program will be based on the following: 

    • A complete application packet
    • Applicant’s essay
    • Passing the computer-based exam with at least a 70% 
    • A personal interview with the Paramedic Program selection committee
    • Successful completion of the anatomy and physiology course (grade of C+ or better) 
    • Successful completion of the medical terminology course (grade of C+ or better) 

    Applicants with active employment by an ambulance or fire service are given priority for entrance into the Paramedic Program.

    All applicants will be notified in writing regarding either their acceptance or their rejection into the Paramedic Program.   

    Upon Acceptance into the Program

    Paramedic Program students will need to submit complete immunization records to include but not limited to: 

    • Measles, Mumps and Rubella/Rubeola and Varicella (if not available, a letter stating when you had the actual illness or titer results)
    • TB test results (results must be within the immediate past six months) 
    • Hepatitis B Series (if not completed, documentation of starting the series)
    • Tetanus 

    Projected Fees

    NOTE: These expenses are to help the paramedic student anticipate some of the costs associated with the Health Training Paramedic Program. It is an estimate only and does not include the expenses associated with incidentals, travel, etc. These expenses are subject to change without notice.

    Tuition, books and lab fees

    • Application fee: $50
    • Tuition: $11,840
    • Textbooks (required): $1,072
      • Jones and Bartlett Emergency Care in the Streets (available in etext)
      • Jones and Bartlett Pharmacology
      • Aehlert’s ECG’s Made Easy, 5th edition 
      • Aehlert’s The 12 Lead ECG in Acute Coronary Syndrome, 3rd edition
      • American Heart Association ACLS Student Manual (available in ebooks)
      • American Heart Association PALS Student Manual (available in ebooks)
      • American Heart Association ECC Student Manuals (available in ebooks)
    • Lab fees: $762
      • FISDAP – online tool 
      • PHTLS hybrid course 
      • Uniform shirts (3)  
      • Identification badge  
      • Criminal background check  
      • Disposable supplies
      • Certificate

    ANTICIPATED PARAMEDIC PROGRAM EXPENSES: $13,724

    Other expenses (not provided by Health Training) 

    Cost varies by vendor and are subject to change:

    • Immunizations: Varies
    • 10-panel drug test: $55-$75
    • NREMT psychomotor exam: $450
    • NREMT cognitive exam: $110
    • Anatomy and physiology course: Varies
    • Medical terminology course: Varies
    • Clinical onboarding fee for Multicare Deaconess: $50-$75
    • Non-refundable application fee (pay online)
    • Tuition, textbooks, and additional fees (see pricing

    Required Textbooks  

    • Jones and Bartlett Emergency Care in the Streets, 8th Edition, Book Bundle (available in e-text) 
    • Jones and Bartlett, Premiere Online Access 
    • Pharmacology for the Prehospital Professional, 2nd edition  
    • Aehlert’s ECG’s Made Easy, 5th edition  
    • Aehlert’s The 12 Lead ECG in Acute Coronary Syndrome, 3rd edition